Monday, April 13, 2009

Go Aussie Go!

This award I got from my lovely friend Monica over at Monicas English Version (see my side bar).

And this one comes with a little job!

I’ll have to list 10 honest things about ME…

We know the I will try to think of some unusual things that are true for me.

1. I always had an ambition to finish at 44 I went back to education! I finished school then went on to graduate from University just weeks after my 50th birthday.

2. I have a daughter who is a singer. She trained at the Conservatorium here in Australia, she trained classically but sings any genre. She is billed in the USA as an international performer.

3. I work in a hospital. I am a Social Scientist. I work in an Opioid Dependency Unit. I also do general counselling or psychology work privately.

4. I am interested in brain function, phobias and addictions. (weird huh?) I love to study people and how and why they function as they do.

5. I collect cook books. The ones from churches or schools etc. I especially love the ones that have contrubutors names or anything personal from some other cook.

6. I don't like to travel (its an agoraphobic thing-not the type that I cant leave the house... just don't travel too far from home).

7. I live very simply. A lot of the work I do is for the love of it. The people that I want to reach can't afford me or the services that I represent... so.... a lot of my work is free.. which means I live frugally.

8. I get excited about the small things. Often when I look back..they were the BIG things.

9. I love children.

10. I am motherly, and I like what that creates. I 'mother' most people that I meet and that is like a trademark with me. I dont want any of my wrinkles removed.. I dye my hair but leave some gray showing... I like being a Nanna to my grandkids..and any other kids that need a Nanna, and one of the nicest things ever said to me was from my youngest daughter... "You have one of those faces that if you were lost in a big city you would go up to you for help because that would feel safe"

That’s it..

Now I am passing this on to 6 friends

Pip at Rest Is Not Idleness

Julie at Whimsical Notions

Tania at Out Back

Lucinda at Hume Cottage

Jen from Jens Chronicles

Anne at Annies Cottage

These are all Australian girls and I chose them to give some of our international friends a chance to look up some Australian blogs that they just might not stumble across so easily. They can all be found on my sidebar.


Mahmood Syedfaheem said...

Hi Marilyn! Nice blog. Beautiful photographs. God is Great. Let us pray for peace for the world. Let us protect our planet for our children from pollution. Wish you all the best.

Anonymous said...

What a Beautiful post. I always knew you had a "good soul".

~♥~ Monica S said...

WOW Marilyn You are an interesting person....I got tears in my eyes reading what your daughter said about you.. THAT was super nice!
I just knew there had to be a reason I fell for you and your blog! ;-) hehe

Have a great day!


Rest is not idleness said...

I especially like No. 10. Thank you for this Marilyn, I will have to think on 10 honest things about me and perhaps make a post over the weekend.
take care

Barbara Scully said...

I love your blog.. it is full of gentle, feminine energy. Hope you don't mind that I added you to my blog roll. I know many of my Irish friends would love to pop in to see what is happening in your world.

On quotes - one of my very favourites in Ghandi's
'be the change you wish to see in the world'.
Barbara x

Jeanette said...

Gday Marilyn, Lovely post,
Thank you for the lovely award, I did this not so long back will try use it again soon..

Elyse said...

hi marilyn,

what an interesting person you are. this was a great read. i love the quote from your daughter. i'm sure they are as proud of you as you are of them.

happy pink saturday!


white_lilly said...

I really enjoyed reading about you, you are a special and thoughtful person. Its funny you know I also like studying people and understanding why and how they function :)
Lovely Post!